Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Jenkins | Mt. Ashland

I got to hang-out with the Jenkins family this weekend up in Mt. Ashland (prior to the snow)!  Anne Jenkins is the Senior Vice President of Travel Medford.  I met her while shooting for Travel Medford.
Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Caminos October Cover

As many of you know, I shoot most of Caminos' cover images.  For the October cover, they told me they were running a story on increased Latino (mostly Mexican American) enrollment at the local community college.  Considering the current political climate, I felt it was necessary to create the image below.  Enjoy!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Personal Project: Chris L.

Personal Project with Chris Livingston. To see more visit here. Or click the image.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Warning!

Don't...don't make me.......hire a lawyer!  
Word is...I can use this for my images...hmmm...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mr. Al Pete | Fish in the Forest

My man Al Pete is releasing a new album (Fish in the Forest) 9.4.12.  For more info, go  here!
This is from our shoot during my last trip to Florida...enjoy!



Monday, August 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gaffes...and such...

I love shooting events...yes, I did say that...most photographers hate them...they don't like the unpredictability...I dig it!  Every time I shoot events, I capture some funny, weird, interesting, and strange stuff.  They're typically poorly composed...lit terribly, etc...but I like it like that sometimes. Now, I typically never edit them...they never get to become a jpg...they stay NEF forever (for you Nikon users).  I do this to preserve peoples integrity...but today, I'll cut loose...hopefully Cassie & Kevin won't kill me for using their friends and family for my own glory (ok...they're not too incriminating...nor worth much glory).  Anyway...if you're a people watcher, you might enjoy this...click HERE to see them.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Green Kitchen Southern Oregon Magazine

My good friend Julie O'Dwyer had me shoot this interior for her...she submitted the kitchen to Southern Oregon Magazine...and it got published.  Additionally, it opened the door for me to work with Southern Oregon Magazine...hence, keep an eye out...you'll see more of my work there!

Thank you Julie!



Monday, May 21, 2012

My Mom, Aunt, & Grandmother

My pretty mother, my super sweet aunt (who passed away in 1994), and my grandmother with her 2nd husband. Unfortunately, I don't know my grandmother well...dang, I can't even understand her when she talks!  All these pics were taken before I was born...I believe in the mid to early 70's.  My 2nd cousin sent them my way...thank you Miriam!

And this is why we take pictures......wow....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Asante

A few months ago on my first of 3 flights to Florida, I was sitting next to a rather important man. We talked...meaningful talk. He asked why we chose to relocate to Southern Oregon...asked about my kids, etc.  I told him I was a photographer...he worked for some medical thing...he wasn't very specific. At the end of the flight he stated, "Good luck, Ezra." I told him I would see him around...because it's a small valley.  I remembered his name. Roy Vinyard. As soon I as I got to Florida, I googled his name for his contact info...all in effort to send him a kind email. I do this often.  No such luck...his email isn't public. But I did find out that he is the CEO of  Asante Health System...the largest healthcare provider in this part of the state.

Fast forward  half a year...and Asante contacts me...they want me to photograph their annual  Carpenter Awards Celebration...in addition to doing a few portraits of Dr. Brian Gross.  I landed this little gig thanks to a fellow chamber member (Linda Farland). It gave me the opportunity to reintroduce myself to Roy. He remembered me.

On a flight to Florida in February, I was sitting in front of 3 guys that had just started a t-shirt company.  They got on the plane drunk...and got drunker!  It was a 5 hour flight of drunken madness. They were super obnoxious, rude, inconsiderate, loud...and just straight up offensive!

I think you get my point. Always be on your best behavior!

This is my favorite picture from the Asante event...enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pinch Myself to make sure...

Every once in a while I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. Here's my sunset view. I was about 5 minutes from the house...coming home after a shoot with Sunday Afternoons.  And since I like to share...click --> here!   Feel free to use the image however you wish (well, except for commercial use)!   And make sure to share it with others!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Test Shoot with Hannah & Austin!

Here's a bit more from my test shoot with Hannah &  Austin...scroll down two posts to see another shot of Austin.  
And for all of my friends back in Florida and my family in Chicago...this location is a quarter of mile from where we live...beautiful!  

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nick Morales

Here's Nick Morales...my mentee (senior project)...and recent recipient of the Gates Scholarship.  Nick will be attending Reed College...same place Steve Jobs went...not bad.  You can read more about Nick  here.  We're all proud of him!

Enjoy!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jane!

Mini shoot with Jane.  (She stood in front of the cameras for my Take A Shot class.) 

Enjoy!

Friday, April 20, 2012

My near death experience!

Let me tell you about my near death experience yesterday.  I'm shooting the interior of this lovely cabin (below).  You see that ladder...I climbed up it with my gear...I'm solo...no assistants...no nobody!  Tripod, camera, light stand, light...I get it up there safely...including myself.  I get situated upstairs...and start shooting.  Long story short (look at the image to the right)...I almost backed off of the ledge b/c I wasn't paying attention.  The crazy thing is...the cabin is well secluded...I was alone...and I had no cell phone reception.  I would have been screwed...but thank God, I live to shoot another day!  

Hope you enjoy the images!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dreamweaving Designs!

This is from a recent shoot with Dreamweaving Designs. Jo Ann Manzone is the awesome & creative designer! Enjoy!
Hair Stylist: Rachel Boor
Make-up Artist: Tobyn Gruwell
Models: Piper & Hannah
Mercedes provided by Mercedes of Medford!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Personal Project: Dale Muir's Art

Here's a little teaser from a personal project. I'm photographing Dale Muir's art. I shot for 3 hours today...hopefully I'll finish up tomorrow!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Medford VCB - Great Performances Daily!

A couple of weeks I wrapped up a weeks worth of shooting with the Medford VCB...well here's an image from the campaign...click here to see the rest!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Eralda & Adam's St. Augustine Wedding!

Eralda & Adam's super fun wedding in St. Augustine!

Hair Stylist: Casey Powell
Dress: A bridal shop in Albania!

Bottom right picture --> the amount of times the bell rings supposedly equals the amount of children they will have...it rang a lot!